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GADSDEN COUNTY HOST RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR NEW AGRICULTURE CENTER

GADSDEN COUNTY HOST RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR
NEW AGRICULTURE CENTER

 
GADSDEN COUNTY, FL- - The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new $2.2 million Agricultural Center today in Quincy.
 
“Today was a long day coming,” Gadsden County Board of County Commission Chairman Brenda Holt said. “I heard persistence always pays off. I am glad our board came together and stayed dedicated to doing something for one of Gadsden County’s most historic and needed industries. That dedication allowed for this new building.”
 
With funding assistance from the State of Florida and a grant from the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA), the Agricultural Center provides an indoor assembly area for product expos, trade fairs, and 4-H competitions. Master Gardeners, Family and Community Educators, Cattlemen’s Association, and a host of other agencies will also utilize the new facility.
 
The new agricultural center will also be home to a centralized farmer’s market to support local farmers and sell locally grown produce and other commodities. The William M. Inman Agricultural Center is the oldest Livestock Pavilion in the State of Florida.
 
In attendance at today’s ceremony were Gadsden County Commissioners, Florida Senator Lorraine Ausley, Florida Representative Alison Tant, UF extension Director Marcus Boston and business and community leaders.
 
About Gadsden County Extension Services
The Gadsden County Extension Program is a cooperative effort between county government, United States Department of Agriculture, University of Florida, and Florida A&M University to extend the educational service to the people of the county. Gadsden County Extension places a special focus on agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community economic development, natural resource development and environmental quality.
 
 
For more information, contact Gadsden County Public Information at (850) 875-8671 or media@GadsdenCountyFL.gov.
 
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